【For 3 hours】Nagasaki short trip with an English language tour guide


【For 3 hours】 Enjoy walking Nagasaki City with an English language tour guide!

This page shows you an example of a basic and popular itinerary for Nagasaki visitors. We hope this helps you enjoy your Nagasaki trip!




And you can also book an English language tour guide from here if needed.

*The reservation must be made 2 weeks before this trip day.

If you order a guide, the Meeting places is below.

(1) JR Nagasaki Station

Recommended if you are coming here by train, plane, or bus. Meet in front of the Tourist Information Office.

(2) Matsugae International Cruise Terminal

Recommended if you are coming here on a cruise.

Meet outside building 2 in front of the statue of three people.

START:

1.   Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Learn about the menace of the atomic bomb and the value of peace.

On August 9, 1945, at 11:02 a.m. - three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima - the second atomic bomb was dropped over the Urakami district of Nagasaki. This bomb killed or injured 150,000 people.

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum covers the history of this event in the accessible form of a story. It begins with the disastrous scene of the attack and includes the events leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb, the reconstruction of Nagasaki up to the present day, the history of nuclear weapons development, and the hope for a peaceful world free of nuclear weapons.

Comparing the scenes of Nagasaki immediately after the bombing with the appearance of the city today, one cannot help but be impressed by the remarkable spirit of survival and the immutable strength of the people of Nagasaki. Although it is too early to say that the war and the atomic bomb remain events of the distant past, we must continue to face the tragic history reflected in each exhibit and consider the meaning of true peace.

Website
https://nagasakipeace.jp/index_e.html
Business Hours
May 1-August 31: 08:30-18:30 (August 7-9: 08:30-20:00) September 1-April 31: 08:30-17:30
Days Closed for Business
December 29-31.
Price
Adult: JPY200
Elementary, Middle and High school student : JPY100
Directions
5 min. walk from the Hamaguchi-machi Streetcar Stop

2.   Peace Park

A place of prayers for world peace and the souls of the atomic bomb victims

Nagasaki Peace Park is built on a low hill to the north of the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast. It was created to represent the wish for world peace and a vow that such a tragic war would never be repeated. The park features the 9.7-meter-high Peace Statue symbolizing the Nagasaki citizens' wish for peace. Sculptor Seibou Kitamura, a Nagasaki native, created this statue as a symbol of the divine love and mercy of Buddha. The raised right hand points to the heavens to signify the threat of atomic weapons while the left arm is raised horizontally to represent the wish for peace. The figure's eyes are lightly closed in prayer for the souls of the atomic bomb victims. Every year on August 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a peace memorial ceremony is conducted in front of this statue and a peace declaration is made to the people of the world. The park also features the Fountain of Peace, which was built in remembrance of a little girl who wandered in search of water. Visitors can also view a row of monuments contributed by various nations that form the zone of symbols of world peace.
Website
http://nagasakipeace.jp/index_e.html
Price
Free admission
Directions
2 min. walk from the Matsuyama-machi Streetcar Stop

3.   Dejima

Learn the history of the island that is an essential part of Nagasaki's culture

Dejima Protestant Seminary, a restored and preserved wooden two-storey building constructed in 1877, was Japan's first Protestant seminary. Here, we have experimented with exhibitions using models and graphics that take two perspectives - "Dejima, the Center of Trade," which focuses on Dejima's trading history, and "Dejima, the Center of Culture," which highlights the island's function as a window on cultural exchange. These exhibitions provide details on Dejima's creation as well as its transition, articles of commerce, life on Dejima, and the history up to the period of foreign settlement after Japan was opened to the world. This history is essential not only to an understanding of current Nagasaki culture, but also to a wider understanding of the very development of Japanese culture. It is full of highly interesting discoveries as well as buildings currently undergoing restoration. For example, the annex building, a restored former stone warehouse constructed after Japan's opening to the world, contains exhibits of archeological finds on Dejima.
Address
Dejima-machi 6-1, Gemeente Nagasaki, Prefectuur Nagasaki
Website
http://nagasakidejima.jp/en/
Business Hours
08:00-21:00 (Last Entry 20:40)
7 days a week throughout the year.
Price
Adult : JPY510
High school student : JPY200
Middle and Elementary school student : JPY100
Directions
Next to Dejima Streetcar Stop

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